Motor Carriers

ORS 825.550
Multijurisdictional agreement for collection of weight-mile taxes

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The Department of Transportation may enter into an agreement with the authorized representatives of any jurisdiction that imposes weight-mile taxes, in order to form a multijurisdictional agreement for the singular collection of the total weight-mile taxes claimed due by any of the jurisdictions that are party to the agreement. An agreement established under authority granted by this section:


May allow motor carriers to pay the total weight-mile taxes that are claimed due to any jurisdiction that is a party to the agreement.


May provide for collection of all weight-mile taxes claimed due by any party to the agreement, on vehicles that are engaged in interjurisdictional commerce or combined interjurisdictional and intrajurisdictional commerce.


May include provisions necessary to facilitate the determination and distribution of weight-mile tax moneys among the various jurisdictions.


May provide that the department may deny any person further benefits under the agreement until all taxes have been paid, if the department determines that the person should have paid additional taxes.


May provide for arrangements with agencies of this state and other jurisdictions for joint audits of owners of vehicles availing themselves of this agreement and for the exchange of audit information on those owners.


May authorize the department to suspend or cancel any benefits under the agreement, if the person violates any of the terms or conditions of the agreement or violates any law or rule of this state relating to vehicles.


The department may adopt any rules the department deems necessary to effectuate and administer the provisions of an agreement entered into under this section. Nothing in an agreement shall affect the right of the department to adopt rules as described in this section.


An agreement shall be in writing and shall be filed with the department within 10 days after execution or the effective date of the agreement, whichever is later.


Nothing in an agreement shall affect the right of the department to act under this section.


An agreement shall not provide for any benefit, exemption or privilege with respect to any other fees or taxes levied or assessed against the use of highways or use or ownership of vehicles except weight-mile taxes, fees and requirements. [Formerly 767.882]
§§ 825.450 to 825.555

(formerly 767.775 to 767.995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Article XI, section 11b of Oregon Constitution to weight-mile tax collected under these provisions, (1990) Vol 46, p 447

Chapter 825

(formerly chapter 767)

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to provisions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, [former] ORS chapter 279, are not required to comply with it before entering into contracts for supplies or services of public utilities whose rates are regulated pursuant to this chapter (formerly ORS chapter 767). Bower Trucking and Whse. Co. v. Multnomah Cty., 35 Or App 427, 582 P2d 439 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nonprofit operation of van pools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1780


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